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Investigations of Mexico Disappearances Limited by Corruption & Distrust

When 43 students from Ayotzinapa college disappeared from Iguala, Mexico almost four months ago, the case sparked international outrage, mass protests and demands for the Mexican government to conduct a thorough investigation, something rarely provided in the countless other disappearance cases throughout the country. 1,616 more words

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Pope Francis and struggle for human rights in Sri Lanka

Article first published at http://groundviews.org/2015/01/13/pope-francis-and-struggle-for-human-rights-in-sri-lanka/ on 13th January 2015

Pope Francis is set to arrive in Sri Lanka, on 13th January, despite several appeals by Catholics including me, to postpone the visit. 2,403 more words


Can Pope Francis bring a message of peace to a violent land?

Op-ed for UCANews

A little more than a month ago, I made an appeal to Pope Francis not to visit Sri Lanka on a planned Apostolic visit that will begin on January 13 — principally on the grounds that a presidential election was not a suitable moment for such a trip. 1,454 more words

Disappearances in Mexico (by the numbers)

Since 2006, when then President Felipe Calderon launched a military offensive against drug cartels, more than 22,000 people across the country have disappeared, creating a veritable humanitarian catastrophe. 33 more words

Mayor's Wife Behind Massacre of Mexico's 43 Students Charged For Working With Local Cartel

After enjoying prolonged impunity and later running from the law, the wife of the mayor behind the disappearance and alleged massacre of 43 students in Mexico has been charged with organised crime and money laundering, having reportedly worked for the local cartel that was responsible for the killings. 337 more words

‘Disappearances’ became a horror in 2014

Disappearance, particularly, was a much-talked-about issue throughout the year

The rising incidents of disappearance and extra-judicial killings allegedly by the law enforcement agencies and the never-ending culture of impunity were a matter of grave concern among the people in 2014, observe human rights activists. 1,357 more words

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5 Insane, Terrifying Cases Of Mass Disappearance

Forced disappearances are the kidnapping of ordinary citizens, usually resulting in torture and murder. Governments throughout history have used this as a subversive scare tactic that allows society at large to usually continue on as normal. 881 more words